Evenfall | Spoiler-Free ARC Review


By: Gaja J. Kos & Boris Kos

Shadowfire #1 | Pub. October 30 2018

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Evenfall at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★
  • Heroine: Belle meets Harry Potter (maybe)
  • Dude:  Why so moody?! *said in the Joker voice*
  • Steaminess:  Well, that escalated quickly!
  • Brutality: Burned from the inside

Pairs Well With

Moon Shadow Cocktail

  • 2 ounces rum, preferably Mount Gay Eclipse
  • 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce B12 mixed with simple syrup
  • Ginger beer

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Nevernight | Spoiler-Free (Fangirling) Review


By: Jay Kristoff

Daughter of the Pirate King #1 | 311 Pages | Pub. 2016

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Nevernight at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine:  “Fuck running! I’m in a bloody corset” is our forever mood
  • Dude: We’d sneak out of our rooms for him
  • Steaminess:  Tric wins the Hall of Masks in our minds
  • Brutality: Bludgeoned to death with your own limbs

Pairs Well With:

Black Widow Martini

  • 1 1/2oz. Black rum
  • ¾ oz Creme de cacao
  • 1 cup ice
  • Black food color
  • Brown sugar for rim

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Heart of Thorns | Spoiler-Free Book Review


By: Bree Barton

Heart of Thorns # 1| 464 Pages | Pub. 2018

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Siege and Storm at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★ 1/2 
  • Heroine:  Has no chill or deductive reasoning
  • Dude:  Maker of Breakfasts, Discarder of Shirts
  • Steaminess: Hot springs just got hotter
  • Brutality:  Candles made of children hands

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books on Our Fall TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

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